Hanna Labor Day
Exhibit by Bob Leathers
Labor Day festivities in Hanna were a big deal. Each year the day was celebrated with a parade and lots of activities for the town folks to participate in.
Labor Day was celebrated in Hanna under the auspices of the United Mine Workers of America. First Ade Contests by the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts were engaged in on Sunday and on Monday the day was started by a Grand Parade, which was led by Mr. Tom Q. Powell as flag bearer and Mr. T. H. Butler leading the band. All the children and Union men followed and a number of automobiles wound up what was a very nice parade. After the parade the children received candy and ice cream cones, after which a great variety of sports took place. Our newly organized band added very much to the success of the day. (Union Pacific Coal Company Employe's Magazine, October 1926)
Another Band Organized
Hanna Steps Out After the Drum
Now comes Hana with a newly organized band, with shining new instruments and heaps of enthusiastic plans, and a goodly number of experienced bandsmen. It has already played two public appearances the picnic of the Hanna Old Timer; Club and the Labor Day celebration, when it led the parade arranged by the United Mine Workers of America. in Hanna.
Not so very long ago we heard the prediction that at some future Fourth of July we should hear several bands crash out a musical acclaim of the day We probably will - or we may have a band number musical contes added to the day's events of the Old Timers' celebration. (Union Pacific Coal Company Employe's Magazine, October 1926)
Hanna Labor Day
Labor Day was celebrated by a very interesting program under the auspices of the United Mine Workers of America, and consisted of a parade in the morning, led by the Hanna Band, contest of all sorts; races, jumping, First Aid contests and even a greased plot to climb and a greased pig to chase. (Union Pacific Coal Company Employe's Magazine, October 1927)
Mark Jackson attempts the grease pole competition at the 1927 Labor Day celebration. Jackson, a well-known Hannaite for many years, seems to be having a hard time of it while an intrigued audience looks on. (The Hanna Herald, August 9, 1979)